The Mizuno Wave Universe 5 has been reconstructed to be lighter, firmer, more durable. This ultra-lightweight racing shoe is designed to help shave those vital seconds off your personal best time through the use of lightweight technologies and components. The difference between the Universe and other standard barefoot style racing shoes is in the cushioning. The shoe maintains its vital low profile style whilst still offering the athlete the vital impact resistance needed for those longer distances. At a staggering 95 grams, the Universe 5 still contains a great deal of performance enhancing technology. The G3 Sole underfoot, helps to reduce weight as much as possible, replacing standard rubber with a new hardened moulded, traction focused outsole, ensuring you strike a superb balance between propulsion and protection. As well as the new U4iC Wave Midsole that has been installed into the shoe. The U4iC has been designed to be unlike other shoe technologies, when your foot touches the ground Wave reduces and redirects impact forces away from the foot. Acting a lot like your car's suspension, it cushion's and keeps your foot centered in the shoe throughout your stride. Mizuno are gearing different shoes to fit the unique stride of different runners, through the development of multiple wave shapes. So if its a local jog or running past the 20 mile marker, Wave will always feel amazing underfoot. The upper is incredibly light and allows for superb breathability and the overlays are more than a fashion feature, they also help secure the shoe to your foot like a second skin, enhancing the fit and the ride.
• ** UPDATED ** Redesigned Upper - The upper have been redesigned to provides a more support through the arch making sure you have a secure forefoot fit.
• ** UPDATED ** Redesigned Outsole Pattern - The outsole pattern have been reconstructed to provides greater traction and grip on specific area.
• ** UPDATE ** Reduced in Weight - 95g, a few grams lighter than its predecessor, this provide much lighter running shoe for superb running efficiency.
• ** NEW ** U4iC Wave Midsole - Providing an amazing cushioning to weight ratio.
• Wave Technology - Mizuno Wave technology improves speed and reflexivity. Ensuring little energy is wasted and helping you get the most out of your footwear.